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Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this app

Hi, I'm a paranoid guy so i tend to investigate anything and everything weird that happens to me. Yesterday, i was browsing a movie directory looking for a movie to watch… (read more)

Hi,

I'm a paranoid guy so i tend to investigate anything and everything weird that happens to me.

Yesterday, i was browsing a movie directory looking for a movie to watch outside of major platforms (Netflix). The site was full of ads and other crap, my AV was ringing the bells, blocking lots of potentially malicious links.

Suddenly, i got prompted by Windows Defender to allow firefox.exe to communicate on public networks too. Private networks were allowed already, but somehow it wanted access over public networks too.

It looked exactly like this : https://content.invisioncic.com/Mmalware/monthly_2018_03/image.png.2897f90ed89aa34691c24143e249ab12.png

I am wondering if i could've been exploited by some sort of 0-day, as FireFox security is weaker now, we might see more broad attacks on people.

How could this happen and why would FireFox suddenly want to add new incoming rule?

I have the latest version of FireFox for many days, haven't installed anything new or updated anything. It happened just like that. Also, i was calling with a friend via Messenger which uses WebRTC, but we've been calling like that for past week or so, so don't have a clue why did it happen now...

Should i be concerned?

Let me know, please.

Asked by alohaboy15488 8 minutes ago

Unable to open page https://bristolmenu.com/#/shop/volunteer-tavern/boarding - works fine from MS Edge

Trying to order takeaway meal via local pub website http://www.volunteertavern.co.uk/ Click on link here takes me to website as Subject above:- https://bristolmenu.com/#/… (read more)

Trying to order takeaway meal via local pub website http://www.volunteertavern.co.uk/ Click on link here takes me to website as Subject above:- https://bristolmenu.com/#/shop/volunteer-tavern/boarding This is just a blank page on Firefox, but works AOK on MS Edge and on my phone (iPhone) I found a bristolmenu cookie, deleted this & tried again - still failed. I'd prefer to keep using Firefox, but considering changing to Edge due this - any help appreciated :-) Thanks, Neil

Asked by neilashmore 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 minutes ago

Can't connect to Google.com, potential security issue

I can't seem to connect to Google.com anymore. I get Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.go… (read more)

I can't seem to connect to Google.com anymore. I get

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.google.com because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.google.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

as the error. I've tried various things like deleting certificates, refreshing firefox, and even uninstalling firefox. Nothing works and I don't want to go back to Edge. Google.com works fine on edge, and I have a document saved as a start up tab that works fine on firefox. Drive also doesnt work, but accounts.google.com works so I can sign in.

Asked by i0brendanhansen 14 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 14 minutes ago

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Language is missing the right click menu in Outlook

I'm running Firefox 83.0 on Windows 10. In Outlook (Office 365) if I right click in a text field, wanting to switch the language for proofing the text, there is no Langua… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 83.0 on Windows 10. In Outlook (Office 365) if I right click in a text field, wanting to switch the language for proofing the text, there is no Language item on the menu (see image). I have the English and French dictionaries and language packs installed. It shows up in other applications (e.g. this website), but not in Outlook. This used to work...

Asked by sleblanc3 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 39 minutes ago

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address/location bar search

Cannot access "about.config" using location/address bar. Will only let me use as search and cannot find how to not always see the search results. Every support article sa… (read more)

Cannot access "about.config" using location/address bar. Will only let me use as search and cannot find how to not always see the search results. Every support article says the same and does not address my problem. How can I disable search in address bar and access about.config?

Asked by Don 2 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 hour ago

Why is Firefox preventing me from opening links by closing it down?

Hello, I have been having weird problems with my Firefox since I tried getting back to using it. I have reset everything before using it again. I changed the language b… (read more)

Hello,

I have been having weird problems with my Firefox since I tried getting back to using it. I have reset everything before using it again. I changed the language back to English but the hamburger icon list is in Japanese. A minor issue but I can manage.

But this one is really annoying. I click on a link and it closes it down for me in 1 second. Here's a short clip of what I'm referring to.

https://streamable.com/hd9879

Please help me solve my problem. I just want to download files from my email.

Asked by jjtconstantino 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Can menu on right-click be re-arranged/modified?

There used to be an extension that allowed the menu on right-click to be modified/re-arranged. Have yet to find similar extension and so, was wondering if i just didn't s… (read more)

There used to be an extension that allowed the menu on right-click to be modified/re-arranged. Have yet to find similar extension and so, was wondering if i just didn't see it yet and/or if something might be available in about:config that would allow this?

Thank you!

Asked by danielson 1 hour ago

Problem - the "sub-window" prompts in FireFox Browser

Hello, The problem that occurs to me can be seen at the picture in the attachment. I have cleaned cash and cookies, but it did not solve the problem. Any idea how to sol… (read more)

Hello,

The problem that occurs to me can be seen at the picture in the attachment. I have cleaned cash and cookies, but it did not solve the problem. Any idea how to solve this??

Asked by mica_lekic 1 day ago

Last reply by mica_lekic 2 hours ago

Firefox not playing audio through default device

Running Firefox 83 (claims it's up to date) on Windows 10 Pro N. Recently Firefox has decided to play the audio from the likes of Facebook videos and YouTube through the … (read more)

Running Firefox 83 (claims it's up to date) on Windows 10 Pro N.

Recently Firefox has decided to play the audio from the likes of Facebook videos and YouTube through the speakers, despite:

  1. the headphones being the default device
  2. restarting the computer
  3. Chrome and VLC media player both sending audio to the USB headphones.

I disabled the speakers, which did result in FF sending the audio through the USB headphones. But . . . when I re-enabled the speakers Firefox reverted to them. Mid-play of a video! This even though the default audio device was still the USB headphones.

I searched for guidance, but the mentions I have found related to posts going back several years (FF 36 anyone).

That other applications correctly recognise the appropriate audio device suggests strongly that it's a Firefox issue, rather than an OS issue.

I really would prefer to not have to manually disable the speakers. Previously everything would simply switch from headphones to speakers when I unplugged the headphones, and back again when I plugged the headphones back in. This is how it should be.

Asked by FF49 2 hours ago

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Firefox not showing webpage correctly

Hey guys, Has anybody seen this? As of the last few days, Firefox is starting to show jobs at Glassdoor like the image sent here, as per Glassdoor I have cleared the cach… (read more)

Hey guys,

Has anybody seen this?

As of the last few days, Firefox is starting to show jobs at Glassdoor like the image sent here, as per Glassdoor I have cleared the cache and cookies, but it still shows it like this, they also suggested to use another browser, which I did and they don't show it the same way, I don't know if this is a bug in Firefox or a problem in Glassdoor's code, but it's pretty annoying.

Thanks,

Asked by jfha73 20 hours ago

Answered by jfha73 2 hours ago

Дополнения

После очередного обновления снеслись все дополнения. При попытке установить что-либо появляеттся значок загрузки и на этом все. Значок может висеть сутками, но устанавлив… (read more)

После очередного обновления снеслись все дополнения. При попытке установить что-либо появляеттся значок загрузки и на этом все. Значок может висеть сутками, но устанавливать ничего не желает. Как это вылечить?(

Asked by ma21051998 4 hours ago

Extension Not Showing Up on Toolbar After Being Deleted?

After removing one of my extensions from my toolbar (Last.fm Scrobbler for YouTube), it didn't show up in my customize page so I reinstalled it and even though it's still… (read more)

After removing one of my extensions from my toolbar (Last.fm Scrobbler for YouTube), it didn't show up in my customize page so I reinstalled it and even though it's still fully functional, it doesn't show up on my toolbar or my customize page. Resetting my customization settings to their default didn't help either.

Asked by joshdorman3043 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

YouTube player preferences not being saved.

Just recently I noticed that Firefox 83.0 is no longer retaining my viewer settings in YouTube. Specifically the theater mode and autoplay settings. I can set it to theat… (read more)

Just recently I noticed that Firefox 83.0 is no longer retaining my viewer settings in YouTube. Specifically the theater mode and autoplay settings. I can set it to theater mode, and turn off autoplay, and the next time I start Firefox, they are back to their defaults (autoplay on, compact viewer). At first I thought it was a YouTube issue but have tried it on Chrome and Chromium and both browsers save my settings. I'm running ArcoLinux 5.9.10 with I3 WM on both my desktop and laptop. I have both reset and re-installed FF with no change.

Asked by erik45 11 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Firefox does not display webpage correctly on startup

Hi. Firefox does not display the webpage properly on startup; only partial screen is used to display the page. PNG attached for clarity,. Any help to resolve this is much… (read more)

Hi. Firefox does not display the webpage properly on startup; only partial screen is used to display the page. PNG attached for clarity,. Any help to resolve this is much appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by JK 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago